I'm not prone to seeing as dire a future. Microsoft and Apple will tie this up in court for a while
and then pay Lucent some money to go away if it doesn't get outright struck down along the lines,
which I'd say is likely.
MP3 is not going anywhere.
Hopefully we'll all be here in 10 years to see if I'm right or wrong.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] MP3 patent dispute
> Tom Fine wrote:
>>...No way every licensee of MP3 for
>>playback didn't dot the
>>i's and cross the t's years ago.
> According to a friend of mine who is a student of the tales of David Sarnoff, this is only the tip
> of an iceberg.
> The entire personal computer industry was built on playing fast and loose with intellectual
> property. Now that everybody has consolidated, the game becomes trying to earn money from
> operations as opposed to selling more dreams to investors. Each of these companies has a team of
> lawyers going over exactly what technology each owns and what might be done about the massive
> levels of patent infringement that exist everywhere.
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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